of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or in the style of the Middle Ages:
Informal. extremely old-fashioned; primitive.
When one medieval fiefdom defeated another they would drag back its jewels, gold, tapestries and art objects as the spoils of war.
Brave New Art World Arne Glimcher February 1, 2009
He had a medieval world view in which there were angels and devils and demons and forces all around him all the time.
Murder, Sex, and the Writing Life: Norman Mailer’s Biography Ronald K. Fried November 18, 2013
Huw Edwards on the BBC reports that Kate is apparently a keen student of the medieval language of flowers.
What’s with the Trees? Tom Sykes April 28, 2011
And what Brown means to write is “according to medieval religious doctrine,” not “indoctrination.”
Fact-Checking Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’: 10 Mistakes, False Statements, and Oversimplifications Noah Charney May 19, 2013
The city became and still is the best preserved late medieval Muslim city in existence.
If Jerusalem’s Walls Could Speak Oleg Grabar December 31, 2008
Would England and the world be better off under the sway of medieval religion than under the influence of modern Protestantism?
A Short History of Monks and Monasteries Alfred Wesley Wishart
It was like trying to storm a medieval fortress with a popgun.
Way of the Lawless Max Brand
It is indeed an ideal situation for a medieval fortress; in plan a rough approximation to the shape of a rather square D.
Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram
As in medieval Europe, the scholars of Asia and Egypt were priests.
The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism Franz Cumont
Probably the business was elaborated for some medieval farce long before Molière was born, or Shakspere either.
Inquiries and Opinions Brander Matthews
of, relating to, or in the style of the Middle Ages
(informal) old-fashioned; primitive
1827, “pertaining to or suggestive of the Middle Ages,” coined in English from Latin medium “the middle” (see medium (n.)) + aevum “age” (see eon).
A descriptive term for people, objects, events, and institutions of the Middle Ages.
Note: “Medieval” is sometimes used as a term of disapproval for outdated ideas and customs. It may suggest inhuman practices, such as torture of prisoners. (See Inquisition.)
any substance or substances used in treating disease or illness; medicament; remedy. the art or science of restoring or preserving health or due physical condition, as by means of drugs, surgical operations or appliances, or manipulations: often divided into medicine proper, surgery, and obstetrics. the art or science of treating disease with drugs or curative […]
an expert in history, literature, philosophy, etc. a person who is greatly attracted to the art, culture, spirit, etc., of the Middle Ages. Contemporary Examples To exclusively view the haredim through a “medievalist” lens cannot get one very far. Spare a Thought for Bibi’s Medievalists Daniel Levy September 27, 2012 Tragically, the medievalist Subreddit also […]
Biochemistry. any substance that interferes with growth of an organism by competing with or substituting for an essential nutrient in an enzymatic process. Pharmacology. of or relating to certain substances used to prevent or reduce the proliferation of cells, especially cancer cells, by interfering with normal metabolic activity. noun any drug that acts by disrupting […]
to cause to combine or coalesce; unite. to combine, blend, or unite gradually so as to blur the individuality or individual identity of: They voted to merge the two branch offices into a single unit. to become combined, united, swallowed up, or absorbed; lose identity by uniting or blending (often followed by in or into): […]